This summer Liverpool will be relying on selling before they buy. The impact of the global health crisis has left the club facing unprecedented losses due to a lack of matchday income and the uncertainty surrounding when it will return. FSG have been frugal before but this will likely be one of the tightest summers yet. The club can still bag their top targets though, it will just take some clever maneuvering in the market. Liverpool could sign Thiago Alcantara with money to spare if they sell Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson.
Duo for the door?
At the minute there appears to be no place in the squad for Grujic and Wilson. The pair spent the last season on loan at Hertha Berlin and Bournemouth respectively.
Now that the duo are set to return to Merseyside for preseason many are predicting that they will be moved on in order to raise funds for incoming signings.
The Express reported in May that the Reds will be demanding at least £20m each for Grujic and Wilson, earning them at least £40m if they manage to cash in on both of the stars.
Liverpool target Thiago
The past month or eternity or so has been dominated by speculation linking Liverpool with a move for Thiago.
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Now in the last year of his deal in Germany the Spaniard would cost just £27m according to The Mail.
The midfielder would completely transform the Reds’ approach play with his range of passing, leaving the side not so heavily reliant on Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Rio Ferdinand recently described Thiago as a ‘dream’ signing, referring to him as one of the world’s best.
Buy Thiago with money to spare
Given the valuations of Grujic, Wilson and Thiago, Liverpool could buy the Spaniard with money to spare.
The Reds will have to raise funds from somewhere if they were to sign Thiago but they realistically could manage it.
Prior to the Thiago rumours it was widely expected that Grujic and Wilson would be leaving the club, now their departure could have the added benefit of bringing in one of the world’s best midfielders.
Imagine a few months ago somebody told you we could swap Grujic and Wilson for Thiago, you’d have bitten their hand off. Whether or not things pan out so perfectly remains to be seen.